March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s unemployment rate drops to 8th in state

Jenkins County has consistently ranked among the top four counties in the state with the highest unemployment rates for approximately eight years, reaching a high of over 20% at one point. More...

School News

School system adopts 100% Tobacco-Free Schools model

As of Dec. 15, 2014, the Jenkins County School System joined a growing list of school districts that has adopted the Center for Disease Control’s 100% Tobacco-Free Schools (TFS) model.  More...

JCES Lunch Menu

Monday, March 30 – Spaghetti, bread stick or turkey 7 cheese wrap/chips; choices: whole kernel corn, steamed broccoli, fruit variety. More...

Edmund Burke Academy 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

A+ Honor Roll - 7th grade: Mason Boswell, Lindsey Fries, Tripp Parker, Sakshi Shah; 8th grade: Jaylon Glisson, Memory Kate Goodin, Trent Harris, Blake Johnson, Gayla Landing, Kitty Lewis, Caitlin McDonald, Vic Mincey, Kathryn Rhodes, Collier Smith, D More...

Memoriam

In memoriam In loving memory of my Dear Son Jason L. Williams October 7, 1968 – March 27, 1988

It’s been twenty-seven years since you left me to go to your heavenly home. In one aspect, it seems like an eternity, and in another like only yesterday. There’s such a void in my heart that not even time has healed.&n More...

Jeremy Allan Hendley February 1, 1984 – March 24, 2004

Time has passed so quickly, Leaving us memories of the past. We didn’t see it coming. It happened way to fast. You are gone but not forgotten, And although we are apart, Your spirit lives within us, Forever in More...

Columns

Mike Reese

“I was just thinking”

I recently saw some pictures that jostled my memory cells. Some were pictures of mostly women who worked at Jockey or Thompson Company many years ago. These were “women libbers” long before we’d heard of women’s liberation. More...

Don Lively

I PRAY HE LAUGHS

(Reprinted from 2010) I’m pretty sure that I’m going to Heaven. In fact, I’m as certain as I think it’s possible to be. More...

Library News

How much do we love our weekly story and craft times? A whole lot, because we know that it helps you kids learn to love reading – and those who read, succeed. More...

Man arrested in club shooting, two females injured

A shooting incident that occurred at Club Diamond, Hwy. 25 South, around 1 a.m. Saturday, March 21st, has landed one man in jail with another sought by law enforcement. The incident also resulted in gunshot wounds to two female bystanders.  More...

Second Chance Greyhounds graduates first class of retired racers at JCC

Second Chance Greyhounds has graduated the first class of six retired racing Greyhounds from its unique training program at the Jenkins Correctional Center (JCC) located in Millen.  More...

Other Jenkins News

Georgia Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption

The Georgia Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption (G.A.T.E) has been a topic of discussion. More...

Sheriff's Report

The Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the time period of March 6 – March 12.   More...

Booking Log

Jenkins County Jail Booking Log March 6-13

Nathaniel Evans – Hold for Statesboro PD; March 6. Lora Leigh Sharpe – Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession and Use of Drug Related Object; Jenkins County Sheriff’s Office; March 6.  More...

ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

The announcement this week by the Jenkins County Development Authority that Wells Lighting, USA, Inc. will locate its U.S. headquarters here is welcomed news.  More...

Military Active Duty

TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; ET3 (SW) Robert Adam Oglesby, U.S.  More...

Datebook

Depot Dudes performance postponed  The performance of the Depot Dudes originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28th, has been postponed until next month.   More...

Obituaries

Neill Brown Sargent

Neill Brown Sargent, 73, of Ellijay, GA passed away in Greenville, NC on Monday, March 9, 2015 after a lengthy illness.  A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Dublin, GA.  Neill taught third gra More...

Robert Lee Elkins

Robert Lee Elkins, 56 of New Port Richey FL, died on March 9, 2015 at Medical Center of Trinity.  His memorial service was held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at East Main St. Church of God at 403 East Main St. Statesboro GA 30459.  More...

Alex B. Roberts

Mr. Alex B. Roberts, 76, of Wells Road, Lincolnton, entered into rest March 16, 2015 at University Hospital.  Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Roberts officiating. More...